Definition of "tango" []

  • A Latin American ballroom dance in 2/4 or 4/4 time. (noun)
  • The music for this dance. (noun)
  • To perform this dance. (verb-intransitive)
  • A Latin American dance in duple time, characterized by long gliding steps and sudden pauses (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance (noun)
  • To perform this dance (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "tango" in a sentence
  • "I began ballroom dance lessons three years ago and the tango is my favorite, especially the Argentine."
  • "For the characters who decamp from there to South America and for their descendants who later make the return trip, the tango is a leitmotif."
  • "The reptile and the male began to dance a certain Latin tango ..."